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Censoring Eisenhower and Religious Freedom in the Military
Christian Post ^ | 7-29-13 | Tony Perkins

Posted on 07/29/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT by ReformationFan

If President Eisenhower were alive today, the five-star general may be shocked to know that his own speeches are too offensive to be quoted in the military he used to command. A military chaplain has been taken to task for fulfilling the job description that most spiritual leaders (until recently) were hired to do: talk about faith. In a harmless post for his online website, "Chaplain's Corner," Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes (USAF) of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska wrote an inspirational piece called, "No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II." The phrase, which President Eisenhower made famous in 1954, dates way back to the Japanese attack at Corregidor. Reyes had hoped to encourage his troops – believers and non-believers – with the brave story of the man who first coined the quote.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: dwightdeisenhower; dwighteisenhower; eisenhower; ike; military; religiousfreedom; religiousliberty; religiouspersecution; tonyperkins

1 posted on 07/29/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Ike would be kicked out of today’s military for what he said.


2 posted on 07/29/2013 5:40:35 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Sometimes it seems not worth living in this world anymore. Sigh.


3 posted on 07/29/2013 5:47:53 PM PDT by CH3CN (And, that's the whole kettle of fish in a nutshell.)
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To: ReformationFan

I was just thinking about Patton. He was both very un-PC but somewhat of a religious fanatic even if a bit of an oddball one.


4 posted on 07/29/2013 5:49:03 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ReformationFan; zot; Interesting Times; SeekAndFind; 2ndDivisionVet

It is the beginning of the de-Christianization of the Armed Forces. Also, the “DoD” has withdrawn its permission for the PX/BX/NAVEX to sell bibles imprinted with the Army, Navy, USAF, & Marines seals and for the company that makes them to use the seals because they are copyrighted. This announcement came out shortly after SecDef Hagel declared the July as the ‘glbtg—whatever’ month to ‘celebrate’ homosexuals in the military.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 5:55:10 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: CH3CN
Sometimes it seems not worth living in this world anymore. Sigh.

Relax. The Muslims will finish them off soon. Just protect you and yours until the fire stops. Every other person should do the same.
6 posted on 07/29/2013 5:55:51 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: ReformationFan

How is recruitment these days??


7 posted on 07/29/2013 5:56:08 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ReformationFan

If Ike were alive today, he’d probably turn the military loose — on Washington DC.


8 posted on 07/29/2013 5:56:15 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: GreyFriar

Their fashion sense and self-absorption will be completely useless in war. The only thing that the ‘new military’ will be capable of is slaughtering unarmed American civilians. Make SURE that your family is ARMED.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 5:57:55 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: ReformationFan

When I was born Ike was president. During my lifetime I rank him as #2 of the best presidents in that span but no one even comes close to The Gipper at the top of the heap.


10 posted on 07/29/2013 6:04:35 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: ReformationFan

The men and women in the military sacrifice their lives to defend the Bill of Rights and a bunch of Nazi bass turds on Capitol Hill take those rights away from them. Hitler was more honorable than the buffoons on Capitol Hill and those black robed tyrants down at the SCOTUS.


11 posted on 07/29/2013 6:18:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Let's make it our turn in 2014. Vote early and VOTE OFTEN.)
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To: bigbob

Sounds like a better and better idea every day.


12 posted on 07/29/2013 6:21:59 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: yarddog

If Maobama and his fellow travellers had their way, there never would’ve been a Patton, an Eisenhower or a MacArthur.


13 posted on 07/29/2013 6:22:41 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: GreyFriar

We need a Commander in Chief who is not a damn muslim! Once we get that, we can put America back “under GOD” again.


14 posted on 07/29/2013 6:26:53 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: ReformationFan

This is SO TRUE!He actually called on GOD ALMIGHTY!!Imagine that???


15 posted on 07/29/2013 6:31:33 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: GreyFriar

If I’m not mistaken, during World War II every member of the U.S. military was given a Bible, and I think the Bibles were Goverment Issue.


16 posted on 07/29/2013 6:39:40 PM PDT by zot
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It was not just republicans who were "religious" or believers.

FGS, didn't FDR give Christmastime "fireside chats" and symbolically "turn the lights on" at that Cross in San Fran?

What a world.

You could take a staunch, ultra-liberal democrat who died in 1962 and transport him to 2013, and he'd never stop puking over what America has become and tolerated.

17 posted on 07/29/2013 6:53:15 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: zot

During WWII Churchill and FDR met on the HMS Prince of Wales for an Atlantic conference.

On Sunday they attended religious services on board the ship. Churchill selected the hymns. One of them was “Onward Christian Soldiers”. I have seen old film of the service and both Churchill and FDR were singing along with the men.

Churchill later remarked that less than a year later, most of those young sailors would be dead.


18 posted on 07/29/2013 7:00:49 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ReformationFan

The real question that needs.to be asked is: “is America worth saving?” I would have to answer ... No.


19 posted on 07/29/2013 7:46:44 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: zot

True...I have my Dad’s.


20 posted on 07/29/2013 8:22:32 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

Was your Dad’s WW-II Bible printed by the Government Printing Office?


21 posted on 07/29/2013 8:42:42 PM PDT by zot
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To: Deathtomarxists

Certainly not Obamerica.


22 posted on 07/29/2013 9:46:10 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: yarddog

‘On Sunday they attended religious services on board the ship. Churchill selected the hymns. One of them was “Onward Christian Soldiers”. I have seen old film of the service and both Churchill and FDR were singing along with the men.’

Quick! Call the ACLU and “Americans United for Separation of Church and State”! They’ll need to throw FDR and Churchill in prison for this!/sarc


23 posted on 07/29/2013 9:47:48 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: zot

An interesting questions. I remember that the Gideons gave me a small pocket New Testament at the reception station at Ft. Knox, when I entered basic training in 1973.

Army Chaplains still have Bibles for distribution to soldiers who want one. At least as of a couple of months ago, they did. I don’t know if there are any recent changes to that.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 4:28:36 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

I just now searched eBay for “WW-II Bible” and found a lot of them. Very interesting. Some are Gideon Bibles. Some have steel covers. Many are U.S. Government issue and include a statement by President Roosevelt. There is a pocket version of Jewish Scriptures presented by the United States Army.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 9:52:38 AM PDT by zot
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